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Guru Dewa Chenpo

Latest Major Translation

Extracting the Elixir of Great Bliss: The Practice Manual for the Guru of Great Bliss

| Chokling Tersar

revealed by Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa and arranged by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye

Jamgön Kongtrul (1813–1899) supplemented the root treasure text and arranged it into this elaborate sādhana of Guru Dewa Chenpo, which belongs to the Three Roots sub-cycle within the larger cycle of Sevenfold Profundity. The text is included within the Rinchen Terdzö. | Read text >


Restricted | Added 5 April 2024


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Chime Pakme Nyingtik

Opening the Door of Wisdom: A Clear Arrangement for Granting the Common Permission-Blessing of Longevity, from the Heart-Essence of the Sublime Lady of Immortality | Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik

compiled by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye

A simple authorization or permission blessing (rjes gnang) for Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik, which enables a practitioner to perform the daily practice or participate in group accomplishment rituals (sgrub chen). (Note, however, that the more elaborate empowerment is required for recitation retreats.) | Read text >


Khenpo Ngaga

A Song of Sadness About Others | Songs and Poems

by Khenchen Ngawang Palzang

Verses expressing sorrow at the nature of saṃsāra from an "old master of fictions" who recognizes the illusoriness of appearances. | Read text >


Tulku Pema Rigtsal

Prayer for the Long Life of Tulku Pema Rigtsal Rinpoche | Long-Life Prayers

by Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

This five-verse supplication for the longevity of Tulku Pema Rigtsal Rinpoche (b. 1963) was written in January 2011. | Read text >


Added April 2024


Latest from Samye Translations


Mandarava

Princess Mandāravā’s Prayer | Guru Rinpoche Prayers

revealed by Sangye Lingpa

This devotional appeal to Guru Padmasambhava by one of his main consorts, Princess Mandāravā of Zahor, is adapted from The Golden Garland Chronicles (bka' thang gser phreng) revealed by Sangye Lingpa (1340–1396). | Read text >


Zangdok Palri

A Prayer of Aspiration for the Copper-Coloured Mountain of Glory | Zangdok Palri Aspirations

by Yeshe Tsogyal

This aspiration for rebirth in Zangdok Palri, the Copper-Coloured Mountain, is attributed to Yeshe Tsogyal. The text has appeared in several compilations and has been ascribed to Pema Lingpa, but its precise origin remains unclear. | Read text >


Added April 2024


Latest from the Longchen Nyingtik Project


Jigme Lingpa

An Aspiration to Accomplish Perfection, Maturation and Purification | Longchen Nyingtik

by Jigme Lingpa

An aspiration to perfect bodhisattva aspirations, bring all sentient beings to maturity and purify the world and its inhabitants into a buddha realm. The text is included within recent editions of the Rinchen Terdzö, or Treasury of Revelations. | Read text >


Added April 2024


Latest from the Nyingtik Yabzhi Project

Vima Nyingtik | Lama Yangtik | Khandro Nyingtik | Khandro Yangtik | Zabmo Yangtik

Mount Meru

Adornment of the Four Continents: A Maṇḍala Offering | Maṇḍala Offering

by Longchen Rabjam

A liturgy to be recited at the time of the extremely unelaborate empowerment (shin tu spros med dbang) as part of the Lama Yangtik. | Read text >


Added April 2024


Latest from the Ḍākinī Treasury Series


Rendawa

Advice to the Great Practitioner Palmo, Beginning with the Ground, Path and Fruition | Advice

by Rendawa Zhönnu Lodrö

Seven verses of advice on the nature of the ground, path and fruition and the techniques of view, meditation and conduct. | Read text >


Adzom Gyalse Gyurme Dorje

Advice for Gema Tsultrim Drönma | Advice

by Adzom Gyalse Gyurme Dorje

Verses of advice stressing the importance of maintaining ethical discipline, generating a vast altruistic motivation and diligently practising the Great Perfection. | Read text >


Added April 2024


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Highlights from Archive

Togme Zangpo

Commentary on the Seven Points of Mind Training | Mind Training

by Gyalse Tokme Zangpo

This is among the best known and most commonly taught commentaries on the popular mind training slogans. The author, famous for his Thirty-Seven Practices of the Bodhisattvas, writes in the style of the pith instructions, in plain and simple language. | Read text >


Khandro Tsering Chodron

Beautiful String of Jewels: A Heart Advice | Advice

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Jamyang Khyentse offered these words of heart-advice, encapsulating the entire Buddhist path, to Khandro Tsering Chödrön (1929–2011), his spiritual consort. | Read text >


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Khyen Kong Chok

Nonsectarianism Series

Texts on the theme of nonsectarianism, impartiality or the absence of sectarian bias, a central ideal of the so-called nonsectarian or rimé (ris med) movement that blossomed in nineteenth-century Kham. View topic >



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